CPsychol, DCounsPsych, AFBPS
Dr Warwick is Counselling Psychologist with over 7 years worth of experience working with people on their mental health problems using a variety of different therapeutic approaches. In 2017
he was awarded membership with the British Psychological Society and chartership with the Health Care and Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist after having worked as a counsellor for many years.
Dr Warwick has managed school counselling services (Place2Be), worked in eating disorder clinics (Oakwood House), employee assistance programmes (Health Assured) and sexual assault charities (St Mary's Manchester and Survivors Manchester) as a senior clinician. In addition to being the Lead Psychologist for a secure forensic hospital specialising in mental illness, personality disorder and Deafness.
Dr Warwick works in Salford Quays, Manchester and is trained to deliver the following counselling and psychological treatments:
Find out a little about how these are used below.
Unfortunately, bereavement and grief is something that we all face at some point within our lives, but that does not stop it being incredibly painful and debilitating. We at Quest Psychology can provide a safe and understanding space to come to terms with your loss and help you to remember your loved one in the way that you want to. Depending on the focus of the sessions, a range of therapies that we offer might be useful such as person-centred counselling, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or even Gestalt therapy.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience. Through psychology and counselling, we aim to help you recover the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. The most common ways of working with these problems, as proven by research and recommended by the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines, are to create an individualised approach and utilise person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or solution focused therapy.
Disordered eating and eating disorders are estimated to effect up to 3.4 million people in the UK. This can be in the form of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Dr Warwick has a longstanding history of working with a variety of different types of eating disorders, using cognitive behavioural therapy enchanced (CBT-E), as a way of trying to keep people from being admitted to hospital and making a full recovery.
People sometimes seek counselling when they have low self-esteem. Low self-esteem is when we see ourselves and our lives from a more negative and critical light. This can impact on how we manage the challenges that we currently face. Low self-esteem can mean you might be hiding away from social situations, stop trying new things and avoid anything that presents as a challenge. It can be caused by a variety of reasons and start at different times in our life. This could be because of a message you have taken on board from another person's view of you or it could be part of your personality. Psychology sessions would look to increase your self-esteem by recognising what you are good at, help you improve your relationships, help you be kinder to yourself, teach you assertiveness skills and modify your thinking style.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic life events. Some of the ways this can present is as anxiety, fear, flashbacks and nightmares to the point that it interferes with our daily life. Using trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy, Quest Psychology Services aims to create a sense of stability and safety to return the body’s threat system back to baseline. After which we work with the traumatic memories so that they are stored in the correct place helping you move forward with your life. Dr Warwick has spent the majority of his career counselling male and female survivors of sexual abuse, assault and rape and he specialises in trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Relationship counselling is beneficial to people who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. This can come from looking at the way the relationship is viewed, help you to approach any issues within the relationship differently or even looking at how one acts in that relationship. Currently, we only work with individuals looking to work with their half of the relationship using person-centred counselling.